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Old Jan 19th 2017, 4:16 pm
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Yes, I caught the exaggeration on Brador. Nobody drinks Brador for the taste.

I think he grew up in Montreal, but at some point moved to Ottawa. Not sure if a 12 year old could get a job at an ice cream parlour but who knows. The bemused looks of the current owners of the former ice cream parlour location in that youtube clip kill me.
So, what I know about this chap is in this thread. He has a job on local television being offensive, belittling people. When he claims something to be a fact he's inaccurate and boastful on the ones that are easily checked. He has no background in politics and no obvious diplomatic skills. He dresses oddly. In a country with two official languages he speaks only one. In the country where he lives an obnoxious arsehole has been made leader so he thinks that, being an arsehole himself, he can fly up to Canada, cash in on Canada's copycat tendencies and do the same thing.

I think if a nominal Canadian with no relevant skills is to be elected, I'd prefer Celine Dion or Pamela Anderson. This fellow's claim to self importance is that he's made some money; well so have they and one can even sing.
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Old Jan 19th 2017, 4:56 pm
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On a television interview, O'Leary claimed that he supports LGBTQ rights, same-sex marriage, pro-choice, and legalization of marijuana among other things... he does realize which party he's running to be the leader of, right?
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Old Jan 19th 2017, 5:00 pm
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I think if a nominal Canadian with no relevant skills is to be elected, I'd prefer Celine Dion or Pamela Anderson. This fellow's claim to self importance is that he's made some money; well so have they and one can even sing.
I wasn't aware that Pamela Anderson had a singing career.

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Old Jan 20th 2017, 2:53 pm
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Is the choice going to be him or Kelly Leitch?
We're doomed I tell you, doomed.
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Old Jan 20th 2017, 3:18 pm
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Is the choice going to be him or Kelly Leitch?
We're doomed I tell you, doomed.
If it were either, I personally doubt they'd get elected. Canadians seem to have been done with our version of conservatism under Mr Harper & in the face of Trump and rising right wing politicians elsewhere I think that we'll stay with Liberalism and PM Selfie.
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Old Jan 20th 2017, 3:42 pm
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If it were either, I personally doubt they'd get elected. Canadians seem to have been done with our version of conservatism under Mr Harper & in the face of Trump and rising right wing politicians elsewhere I think that we'll stay with Liberalism and PM Selfie.
So u are the one that voted Liberal, I knew some one did, the start of recovery is just getting them to admit it.
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So u are the one that voted Liberal, I knew some one did, the start of recovery is just getting them to admit it.
If I were to vote in Canada I would vote Liberal. I'm an immigrant and wouldn't be here but for the Liberals.
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Old Jan 20th 2017, 3:57 pm
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If I were to vote in Canada I would vote Liberal. I'm an immigrant and wouldn't be here but for the Liberals.
I would have voted Liberal last time.

Unfortunately, the candidate came door-stepping and managed to insult both me and my missus. I didn't vote for him (or indeed anyone else).

The git won anyway (and he's not even from QC).
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Old Jan 20th 2017, 5:42 pm
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I would have voted Liberal last time.

Unfortunately, the candidate came door-stepping and managed to insult both me and my missus. I didn't vote for him (or indeed anyone else).

The git won anyway (and he's not even from QC).
The only canvasser who came to our door was the NDP candidate. I was impressed at his dedication as I should think that, in farm country, he'd usually be greeted by waving firearms and called dogs.
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Old Jan 20th 2017, 6:46 pm
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I have a friend who has met him a couple of times. I asked him, is he such a prick in real life? Answer: even more so.
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Old Jan 20th 2017, 7:45 pm
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No one came to our door but I voted Liberal to get rid of Harper.
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Nobody comes to apartment doors, and I can't vote, but if I could it would not be Liberal or Conservative.
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Old Jan 24th 2017, 5:35 pm
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Well it looks like Kevin got Wynne to respond to him and then he responds in kind via social media and the Huffington Post in his latest letter

Dear Premier Wynne: I Would Have Fired You Long Ago | Kevin O'Leary

Take away all partisan politics do you think Kevin is somewhat correct in his reply?
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I dont think many people were a huge fan of Harper, however personally if it was a choice between him and Trudeau it was a no brainer. If it aint broke dont fix it.....

Canada will look pretty broken after Captain selfie has finished his term.
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Old Jan 24th 2017, 7:24 pm
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I can't decide how I feel about O'Leary. Yes, he's an ass and he's brash and rude and honestly a d*ck... and yeah, the sale of TLC to Mattel was one of the absolute worst business deals ever and he profited from it... but he's still pretty smart when it comes to business, and it's hard to argue with someone who wants to reduce government waste. He's right to call Wynne out in that letter, and he's right, if she were a CEO she'd have been sacked a long time ago. But I don't know, it all feels very Trump... and that makes me uneasy. So I have no idea what to make of him.

I have a feeling the next federal election I'll end up just reading the platforms of the people running in my riding and voting for the one I like the most based on what they want to do more locally. That's what I did in the last election because I couldn't decide what to do on a larger scale.

Ugh.
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